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In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

Dr. Roach began her career at Ohio University in 1989 as a faculty member in the management department. Over the course of her 31-year career, she taught courses in human resource management and business law.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Oya Tukel at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lee Skinner at Tulane, Karen Richardson at Princeton, Janet Lohmann at Bowdoin College, Lisa Garcia Bedolla at the University of California, Berkeley, Leslie Grinage at Barnard College, Glenda M. Prime at Morgan State, and Debra Zeifman at Vassar College.

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

Professor Ervin-Tripp, who served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley for four decades, was known for her research on language development in children, Native Americans, and immigrants. She was also a strong advocate for gender equality in higher education.

Debra Elmegreen to Lead the International Astronomical Union

Debra Elmegreen to Lead the International Astronomical Union

Debra M. Elmegreen is a professor of astronomy and the holder of the Maria Mitchell Chair in the department of physics and astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeppsie, New York. She has taught at the highly rated liberal arts college since 1985.

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

The honorees are Patrician Rayas-Duarte of Oklahoma State University, Ruth Bingham of the University of Hawaii, Barbara Ainsworth of Arizona State University, Diane Welsh of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Elizabeth H. Bradley, president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In Memoriam: Nancy Ransom, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy Ransom, 1929-2018

Nancy Ransom was the inaugural director of the the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She led the center for nearly two decades and also taught courses in sociology and women’s studies at the university.

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1966, Dr. Bogue taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the University of Western Ontario. She served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin for a quarter century before retiring in 1991.

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

The honorees are Sarbani Basu, professor and chair of the department of astronomy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Debra Elmegreen, the Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

A graduate of Vassar College, Blos, who won a National Book Award in 1980, taught at the Bank Street College of Education in New York. Later she served on the faculty at the University of Michigan.

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

The study, published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and authored by economists at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville, finds that from 1960 to 2013, the percentage of men among all registered nurses rose from 2.2 percent to 13 percent.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

After teaching at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Professor Burnett joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1961 and was promoted to full professor in 1970. She served as chair of the department of classical languages and literatures from 1969 to 1972. She retired in 1992.

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Dr. Bradley currently serves as the Bradley-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of the residential Branford College, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University. She will become president of Vassar College on July 1.

In Memoriam: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin, 1928-2016

In Memoriam: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin, 1928-2016

Vera Rubin was the only astronomy major in her 1948 graduating class at Vassar College. Seeking to obtain a Ph.D. in astronomy at Princeton University, Rubin was denied admission due to her gender. After obtaining a Ph.D. at Georgetown University, her research confirmed the existence of “dark matter” in the universe.

Music Scholar Publishes Research on the Gender Gap in Organist Positions

Music Scholar Publishes Research on the Gender Gap in Organist Positions

Research by Gail Archer, director of the music program at Barnard College in New York City and the college organist at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, finds that there are no women leading the organ program at any music conservatory in the United States and only two women are organists at cathedrals in major American cities.

In Memoriam: Alison Rickie Bernstein, 1947-2016

In Memoriam: Alison Rickie Bernstein, 1947-2016

Dr. Bernstein worked at the Ford Foundation for more than 25 years before joining the faculty at Rutgers University in 2011. At Rutgers, she served as the director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership.

Yale Honors the First Seven Women to Earn Ph.Ds at the University

Yale Honors the First Seven Women to Earn Ph.Ds at the University

Yale University recently honored the first women to earn Ph.D.s at the educational institution by unveiling portraits of the scholars that will be permanently displayed on campus. The women all earned their doctoral degree in 1894.

Catharine Hill Announces She Will Step Down Next Year From Presidency of Vassar College

Catharine Hill Announces She Will Step Down Next Year From Presidency of Vassar College

Before becoming the tenth president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 2006, Dr. Hill was provost at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She joined the economics faculty at Williams in 1985.

Three Women Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Three Women Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This year 12 new members were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Three of the new members are women. Members are chosen from the fields of literature, music, and the fine arts. They are elected for life and only upon the death of other members.

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New York University's Ada Ferrer to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

New York University’s Ada Ferrer to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

She is a professor of history and professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University. Professor Ferrer will receive the $25,000 prize for the best book of the year on slavery or abolition at ceremonies in New York this coming February.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Thirty Women With New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Thirty Women With New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Fourteen Women in Higher Education Assigned to New Administrative Posts

Fourteen Women in Higher Education Assigned to New Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two Women Economic Scholars Appointed to Top Government Posts

Two Women Economic Scholars Appointed to Top Government Posts

Sandra Black of the University of Texas at Austin has been has been appointed to serve as one of three members of the Council of Economic Advisers. Kathryn M.E. Dominguez of the University of Michigan was named to the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Seven Sister Colleges Launch an Online Historical Archive of Women in Higher Education

Seven Sister Colleges Launch an Online Historical Archive of Women in Higher Education

The archive includes a wide variety of materials including photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, and diaries documenting the history of women in higher education.

Five Women Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women appointed to new administrative positions are Jennifer deHart at Unity College, Kerry Chaplin at Vassar College, Erica J. Hashimoto at the University of Georgia, Evelyn Gaiser at Florida International University, and Kelli Thomas at the University of Kansas.

Marion Terenzio Appointed President of SUNY-Cobleskill

Marion Terenzio Appointed President of SUNY-Cobleskill

For the past decade, Dr. Terenzio has served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Earlier she served on the faculty at The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth H. Jones, 1918-2013

In Memoriam: Elizabeth H. Jones, 1918-2013

Elizabeth Jones served for 22 years as director of the conservation department at the Fogg Museum on the campus of Harvard University. She also served as a lecturer in fine arts at the university.

University of Rochester Scholar Earns Highest Honor of the American Pediatric Society

University of Rochester Scholar Earns Highest Honor of the American Pediatric Society

Elizabeth R. McAnarney, professor and chair emerita of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been selected to receive the 2013 John Howland Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pediatric Society.

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Vassar College to Offer Scholarships for Women From West Africa

Vassar College to Offer Scholarships for Women From West Africa

The scholarships will cover full tuition and other expenses for two women for four years of undergraduate study.